October 17, 2021
COVID-19 put fans on pause.
We longed to have fans back. We anxiously awaited having packed stadiums filled with cheering fans, bands playing fight songs, and cheerleaders waving pom poms.
Scenes like the one earlier this season in…
Who is heading west?
October 4, 2021
You’ll have to excuse me if I seem a bit frazzled this week.
I’ve spent the last few days, with my remote control firmly in hand, switching from game to game watching USC’s would be, could, be, might maybe be next head football coach.
Parity may have arrived in college football
September 26, 2021
Other sports have seen parity infiltrate the cracks of their leagues.
The NFL is chalk full of parity, thanks to a salary cap that allows all teams to retool quickly if they are run competently.
College football, on the other hand, has…
Spend a Friday night under the lights
September 21, 2021
The first organized football game involving a high school team is believed to have occurred in 1894.
In 1920 the NFHS was set up to create organization and rules for high schools all over the country.
More than 13,000 schools play high…
7 at 39 all the way to LVI?
August 28, 2021
That is the list of quarterbacks who have won a Super Bowl at age 39 or older.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping that Ben Roethlisberger will be added to that very short list on February 13, 2022 at…
I made my NHL Stanley Cup playoff picks with my heart a couple weeks ago.
We all know betting with your heart is usually a losing proposition.
My heart picked the Penguins to make the Stanley Cup finals.
Tristan Jarry pulled my…
The whistles are on ice plus Phil thrills
May 24, 2021
The NHL playoffs are one of the greatest—if not the greatest—spectacles in sports.
NHL officiating in the playoffs is also a spectacle. Great, however, would not be an accurate adjective for this spectacle.
Fans are aware…
The greatest playoffs in sports is underway.
The battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup is a grueling battle of attrition. Toughness, Will power, and a little bit of luck over the next two months will go a long way in determining the new NHL champ.…
Look away; baseball is hideous
May 10, 2021
In columns from years gone by, I have opined on the search for the game I grew up loving.
In the nearly fifty years I’ve been an ardent fan of the game I have watched it change to the point of being nearly unwatchable. Yes, I…
The Steelers decide to run before they block
May 3, 2021
The Steelers did it their way in the 2021 draft.
That has been a recurring theme in this column over the last handful of months.
The Steeler Way.
In this case, the Steelers listened intently to what a man named Rooney had to…